Overcoming Two Solitudes

Canada has experienced regional differences that worked against Canadian unity.  Hugh MacLennan’s novel, “Two Solitudes”, recognized the opposition to use of the French language by Quebecers in a predominately English speaking country. With patience and honesty and reasonable concessions, Canadian politicians were able to reduce these “solitudes” over many decades. Climate change requires us to face … Read more

Will Canada ever respect GHG targets?

B.C. Premier Christy Clark wishes to establish LNG plants in British Columbia, tapping into reserves of natural gas in that Province and possibly in the neighbouring province of Alberta.  Her problem is that LNG generating plants are sources of Greenhouse gases.  The contemplated plants would probably make it impossible for BC to meet its 2020 emission targets.

Her solution: reduce the BC target.

Her rationalization:  China will import the LNG, which it will use to replace coal as the energy for electricity generation.

The happy result:  overall China’s Greenhouse Gas emissions will be reduced.

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What we have been saying all along!

A recent ForourGrandchildren blog concluded: “Future increases in temperature can vary significantly, depending principally upon our success in reducing GHG emissions today and in the future.” Nathan Myhrvold of Intellectual Ventures and Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution calculated the expected climate effects of replacing the world’s supply of electricity from coal plants with any of … Read more

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